|Rosie & Christine - assessing the lace.|
My interest in the lace is because of Susan Donaldson, an entrepreneurial woman in the late 1800s, and a lace agent for about 100-150 women in Creggan, Co. Armagh, lace makers who lived on farms around Crossmaglen and Cullaville. Many of them had started making lace as children.
|Susan Elizabeth DONALDSON née CORR of Urker House (abt 1847-1920). Wife of John DONALDSON (?-1876). She was in her 20's when she started her business - or else perhaps took it over from her mother-in-law.|
|A shawl on the dining room table at Gilford Castle.|